INSIDE THE JANUARY 2007 ISSUE:
2007 IT resource
guide for physicians
Our first annual IT resource guide: Names, numbers and addresses for the
top suppliers of clinical systems, business solutions, consulting, and
THE ONLINE RESOURCE GUIDE
The doctor-patient team has a new quarterback thanks to web-based
portals for personal medical data. Healthcare providers across Canada
are in the early stages of providing patients with online access to
their records, increasing their ability to manage their own care. For
several years, American technology and healthcare providers have offered
web portals where members of the public can access and even store their
own health information.
Editor's note: A slogan on a T-shirt makes
the editor realize how disappointing the future has become.
News: Savvy scanning strategy boosts EMR success
for a large new clinic in West Vancouver: Oh no! Half of all current
EMRs fail, but new study identifies some of the keys to successful
implemenatations; Canada needs to do better, according to a report by
the Commonwealth Fund.
Tech: Smaller and sleeker Treo smartphone from Palm; Epson’s
scanner is network ready; Brother introduces 7-in-1 multifunction
Chatroom: Transitioning from a paper practice to
Patients help themselves
Health portals and storage services are allowing patients to access and
update their medical histories and test results.
The doctor-patient team has a new
quarterback thanks to web-based portals for personal medical data.
Healthcare providers across Canada are in the early stages of providing
patients with online access to their records, increasing their ability to
manage their own care. For several years, American technology and healthcare
providers have offered web portals where members of the public can access
and even store their own health information. Systems vary, but patients can
request appointments and prescription refills, share personal and family
health details with physicians, and view lab results, regardless of where
they happen to be, so long as they have access to the internet.
Now, these portals are making their way to Canada. In Toronto, Sunnybrook
Health Sciences Centre’s MyChart typifies what’s becoming available.
Developed in-house and launched as a pilot last January, MyChart offers what
essentially amounts to a patient’s entire medical profile, coupled with
From the comfort of home, office or anywhere else, some Sunnybrook patients
can go online to access hospital facilities. MyChart not only schedules
appointments and prescription refills but tracks these over time. Users can
view interpreted results of lab and other diagnostic tests, and enter
personal and family health details in a diary section. Care providers who
are affiliated with Sunnybrook can obtain data relevant to their roles. And,
with a patient’s authorization, healthcare providers outside Sunnybrook have
limited access to data. MyChart even facilitates e-mail communication
between care providers and patients.
“Our goal is to maximize the reach of our clinical services,” explains
Sunnybrook chief information officer Sam Marafioti. “This takes us from the
electronic patient record, which we already use for our internal needs, and
extends it to make clinical information readily available to other providers
and to patients themselves.”
Marafioti points to multiple benefits for all parties. Patients can get
advice about diet and medication protocols, for example, while providers can
find out about impacts or effects a prescribed medication might have on
patients prior to actual follow-up visits.
“One patient wanted a second opinion from a large cancer centre in Houston
and was able to give them online access to all her lab, radiology, and
progress reports,” Marafioti explains. “It sped up the process.”
Sunnybrook has introduced its pilot in phases, starting with the hospital’s
osteoporosis program and then adding cancer, dermatology and nephrology.
Marafioti says the hospital is planning a hospital-wide roll-out in early
Following a year of development, including a trial involving 10 breast
cancer patients, Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, Ont., launched My CARE
Source in July 2004 for patients of the hospital’s cancer centre.
“We want to provide patients with information and engage them in their own
care,” says Claudette DeLenardo, the hospital’s director of e-health
technology. “The application doesn’t replace healthcare provider interaction
in a physical sense – rather, it supports the interaction so patients have a
better understanding of their diagnosis, are able to cope better, have
decreased anxiety, and get appointment information online anytime they
Grand River based My CARE Source on an off-the-shelf product from McKesson
Provider Technologies and worked with the company to develop a system
specific to the hospital’s needs. The application currently has about 500
active users, and Grand River is working to extend it to patients with
chronic kidney disease. “The possibilities are limitless,” DeLenardo says,
adding that project boundaries depend on financial resources.
While the Sunnybrook and Grand River portals are organized at the hospital
level, Capital Health, a governing body that spans multiple hospitals and
services across Edmonton and surrounding areas, is working with Epic
Systems, a Wisconsin-based clinical software provider, on an online
electronic medical record and scheduling system it plans to launch in late
Patients will access the system through MyChart – a web portal which bears
the same name as the Sunnybrook offering but is completely unrelated to it –
to view their medical records and lab results, request prescription
renewals, and schedule appointments. AffiliateLink will let referring
doctors track patients who are being cared for at a Capital Health facility.
Underlying both ends, a region-wide patient scheduling system known as
Cadence will allow referring physicians, clinicians and patients to locate
and book first-available appointments anywhere within the region, with a
view to improving wait times and resource management. An ambulatory EMR,
EpicCare, is also being included to enhance information sharing between
Capital Health facilities, primary care networks, and outpatient clinics.
Donna Strating, Capital Health CIO and vice-president of information systems
and equipment, says the new system will stem from and complement netCARE,
Capital Health’s existing, internal patient database.
“Patients will be able to see their own lab results, track their blood
sugars if they’re diabetic, and communicate with call centres,” Strating
says. “We see the patient taking a much more active role in their own
healthcare, feeling like they’re a part of it by having some transparency.”
While Capital Health represents Epic Systems’ largest implementation to date
in Canada, the company has several large, regional roll-outs south of the
border. One of the largest is Group Health Cooperative, a non-profit health
system that covers Washington State and part of Idaho and launched a web
portal called MyGroupHealth six years ago.
Dr. Ted Eytan, a family physician who is Group Health’s medical director of
health informatics and web services, says more than 120,000 people – just
over one quarter of the company’s overall client base – subscribe to
MyGroupHealth. The portal lets them view their online EMR, request
appointments, refill prescriptions, obtain lab results, allergy and
immunization data and summaries of doctor visits, and e-mail any Group
Health physician they have seen in the previous three years.
“It’s a seamless online connection to your healthcare team,” Eytan says. “We
use the site as an adjunct to care. It doesn’t replace the relationship with
the physician, it enhances it. We’re learning that patients want to work
with us when they’re in the office and also when they’re not in the office,
and this allows us to do that.”
Group Health, while independent of government, bears some resemblance to a
single-payer healthcare system in that it offers both health insurance and
healthcare services. “I think a system like MyGroupHealth would be a very
natural fit for Canadian physicians,” Eytan says. “The Canadian medical
profession is in an ideal position to be patient-focused and would be able
to provide these services to patients without a lot of hurdles.”
Eytan says MyGroupHealth offers patients an unprecedented level of access to
physicians and to medical care in general. “Our system has received secure
e-mail from every continent including Antarctica. Patients log onto the web
wherever they happen to be, send a message to their doctor, and get a
Another portal that enjoys widespread access in the U.S. is MyNDMA. Run by
National Digital Medical Archive, it counts more than 10,000 users, offering
direct service to patients and physicians regardless of their affiliation or
location of care.
Anyone with internet access can enter family histories and other personal
medical-related data into password-protected areas at no charge, where
physicians, upon a patient’s authorization, can view the data, also for
Patients can even fax paper reports to a MyNDMA ‘locker’ which then converts
them into digital form and inserts them into the appropriate folder. MyNDMA
earns income from a clinical repository where physicians, for a fee, can
store medical images such as CT Scans, MRIs and X-rays. However, as part of
the free service, patients can access this data, and import it into folders
which they can label as they please.
Diane Hockstein, NDMA’s marketing vp, says the service is not a full EMR. It
consists mostly of data that patients themselves enter into the system,
along with medical images. “A patient would be able to log in, enter their
personal information, and see any images their healthcare provider had
stored on MyNDMA,” Hockstein says, adding that MyNDMA is fairly new and,
initially, geared to serving breast cancer patients.
Hockstein says MyNDMA aims to extend the continuum of care. “We want
patients to participate in it, to help their doctors understand the
importance of being part of a centralized repository.”
MyNDMA offers a digital facility locator where users enter their zip code to
identify the nearest medical facilities. Hockstein says MyNDMA plans to
extend service to Canada by early next year.
Bill Pascal, chief technology officer with the Canadian Medical Association,
says patient portals and other EMR tools stand to grow substantially. “We’re
at an early stage now, but it’s going to happen. It’s not a matter of if,
it’s a matter of how quickly.”
According to Pascal, proponents need to address issues such as system
security and accuracy of data. “What information does it make sense for
patients to have?”
Bob Serviss, a group director responsible for innovation adoption with
Canada Health Infoway, says the federal agency is watching healthcare
portals of all kinds to learn about issues around their development and
“They’re a positive step for the health system of our country. Patients and
clinicians will benefit from patients taking care of their own health. We
believe firmly that this is the way the system has to go in the future.” •
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2007 IT resource guide for physicians
3310 South Service Road
Burlington ON L7N 3M6
T: 800-994-2499/800-267-ABEL (2235)
ABELMed-CMS is affordable, easy to learn/use, offers full-fledged EMR
capabilities and full administrative control. For stability, scalability and
security it runs on Microsoft SQL and uses the latest Microsoft Windows
technology. ABELSoft, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, provides Telephone
Support 24/7/365, live answering during our regular hours. Free Internet
Ahearn & Soper Inc.
100 Woodbine Downs Blvd
Toronto ON M9W 5S6
T: 416-675-6589 F: 416-675-6589
Ahearn & Soper offers a complete line of specialized, industry specific
products including printers, embossers, labels, wristbands, wireless
networks & devices, scanners, flocarts, photo ID printers and access control
1262 Don Mills Road
Toronto ON M3B 2W7
T: 416-441-6176/Toll Free: 1-866-888-8857
Contact: Larry Chesler
Alpha Corporate Group has over 35 years experience in the healthcare
field in Canada. Universal e-Health MDR is an OntarioMD certified CMS
(Clinical Management System) solution which includes fully integrated
Scheduling, Electronic Medical Records and Billing modules and is
designed for primary care solo/group or specialty practices. This
affordable, scalable and comprehensive solution features exclusive, easy
to use three panel navigation, strict compliance with HIPAA security
standards and 24/7 customer support. Implement Universal e-Health MDR to
streamline your practice and get home by 5.
650 Suffolk Street
Lowell MA 01854 USA
T: 978-937-9021 F: 978-937-5249
Contact: Dr. Deborah Jeffries
A leading supplier of medical devices and peripherals used in
telemedicine and home telemonitoring with over 6,000 installations in 68
countries. AMD provides products, training and support for every
clinical specialty. AMD’s success is the result of our uncompromised
commitment to the success of our customer.
Apple Canada Inc.
7495 Birchmount Road
Markham ON L3R 5G2
T: 905-513-5800 F: 905-513-5793
Take a Mac out of its box and you experience that hand-and-glove fit
from the get-go. Plug it in. Turn it on. With a MAC, you’ll find all of
the essentials built right in. USB, FireWire, Ethernet. The Mac’s ease
of use, stability and superior performance help doctors focus on their
patients, not on their computers.
B Sharp Technologies Inc.
23 Lesmill Road, Suite 404
Toronto ON M3B 3P6
T: 866-994-2499 F: 416-445-2341
Contact: Tony Iantorno, Partner
A division of B Sharp, B Care is a leader in integrated healthware
solutions. Our products are developed to meet the demands of the
evolving clinical environment to facilitate quality, compliant
point-of-care. B Care is focused on delivering decision support
applications that enhance physician productivity and facilitate the
client care process.
BlackBerry by Research In Motion
185 Columbia Street W
Waterloo ON N2L 5Z5
BlackBerry Business Solutions for Healthcare allows your professionals to
access essential communications and relevant clinical information from
virtually anywhere, which means improved patient care, better cost control,
streamlined workflow and increased efficiency – all without sacrificing the
security and privacy of confidential patient information.
Brother International Corp. (Canada)
1 Hotel de Ville
Dollard-des-Ormeaux QC H9B 3H6
T: 1-877 BROTHER F: 514-685-0700
Contact: Stephen Deslaurier
Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd. is part of a worldwide
network of companies that markets a range of business machines and home
appliances known for their originality, creativity and reliability:
printers, faxes, multifunction centres and labeling machines. Globally,
Brother is a four and half billion-dollar company, employing more than
20,000 people around the world.
1785 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa ON K1G 3Y6
T: 800-917-9489 or 613-523-7877
Contact: Dan Reid
CPhA is proud to present e-CPS and e-Therapeutics+, the next generation
of professional resources for health care practitioners. Available on
the web, CPhA’s e-products are what every practice deserves. Based on
CPhA’s Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS), e-CPS
provides practitioners with current information on drugs available in
Canada. Credible and reliable, e-CPS is your indispensable online
resource for Canadian drug information. e-Therapeutics+ is Canada’s
authoritative source for prescribing and managing drug therapy at the
point of care. Combining e-CPS with reliable, evidence-based therapeutic
information, e-Therapeutics+ helps practitioners know what works when.
201-6051 Gilbert Road
Richmond BC V7C 3V3
T: 604-813-6729 F: 604-276-8717
CanadianEMR is a resource exclusively for Canadian physicians to share
information and learn about Electronic Medical Records. For questions
such as: ‘Where can I learn about EMR systems available in my
province?’, ‘How do I choose the right EMR for my use?’ Visit
CanadianEMR to learn and share your experiences.
CDW Canada Inc.
20 Carlson Court, Suite 300
Etobicoke ON M9W 7K6
T: 800-97-CDWCA F: 647-288-5900
CDW provides brand-name technology products and services to business and
public sector customers in Canada. CDW offers solutions from industry
leading organizations such as Adobe, Apple, Cisco, HP, IBM, Lenovo,
Microsoft, Symantec, Toshiba and Xerox.
Christie Group Ltd.
516 Rue du Parc
St-Eustache QC J7R 5B2
T: 450-472-9120 F: 450-472-9410
Christie Group Ltd. is the exclusive distributor in Canada for Fujifilm
Corporation, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of
diagnostic imaging technologies and solutions. Fuji’s Synapse PACS employs
Web technology as its architectural foundation, and runs on industry
standard hardware and software to enable users to continually benefit from
emerging application and networking technologies. It integrates fully and
intelligently with imaging modalities, patient management and information
systems, and communications systems. Other products include Fuji’s Computed
Radiography (FCR) systems, network dry laser printers, film handling and
processing equipment, film and chemistry.
Chyma Systems, Inc.
4020 Saint Ambroise, Suite 399
Montreal QC H4C 2C7
Contact: Naman Demaghlatrous x277
Simplify physician shift scheduling and communications. Trade shifts, create
schedules by clicking a button. Saves time locating doctors. 13,000
physician users. No software to install. No hardware to purchase. Includes
contact database manager, event calendars, messaging, discussion forums.
Stores documents, video-audio files, and interactive media. Send messages to
BlackBerry or Pocket PC.
300, 3553-31 Street NW
Calgary AB T2L 2K7
T: 800-563-0579 F: 403-259-2400
Contact: Brent F. Mitchell
CLINICARE is Canada’s leading provider of Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
and Practice Management (billing and scheduling) software for group
medical practices. For a third consecutive year, CLINICARE has received
the ‘Best in KLAS’ Award for being the highest rated EMR in North
America. CLINICARE also received the 2005 Canadian Health Informatics
Company of the Year Award.
Crescendo Systems Corporation
Laval QC H7T 0A2
Contact: Claire Betis, Marketing Manager
Established in 1990, Crescendo develops digital dictation, speech
recognition (powered by SpeechMagic), transcription and document
management systems for healthcare. The company has over 2,000
installations in North America and is headquartered in Laval, Quebec
with a branch office in Toronto.
DeltaWare Systems Inc.
90 University Avenue, Suite 300
Charlottetown PE C1A 4K9
T: 902-368-8122 F: 902-628-4660
DeltaWare is a recognized leader in deploying e-health solutions across
Canada. Our Medigent Suite is comprised of distinct components designed to
address user needs in the areas of EHRs, claims processing and primary care.
The newest Medigent release, the Drug Information System, is the first of
its kind in Canada, fully integrated with the Medigent Claims Processing
System to help ensure patient safety.
Dictaphone Canada Inc.
5399 Eglinton Avenue W, Suite 110
Etobicoke ON M9C 5K6
T: 1-888-471-3463 x4252 F: 1-866-402-6384
Contact: Benjamin Hebb
A subsidiary of Nuance Communications, Inc., Dictaphone provides industry
leading dictation, transcription, speech recognition and natural language
processing solutions for the healthcare market. Whether a single user or a
large multi-site hospital, Dictaphone can provide a perfectly structured
solution for streamlining the dictation/transcription processes within your
Suite 706, Plaza 124
Edmonton AB T5N 4A3
T: 866-443-3647 F: 780-452-8266
EMIS is the complete physician office system, which automates the
day-to-day management of a busy clinic with unified EMR, scheduling and
billing. EMIS PCS (patient care system) supports chronic disease
management with key clinical indicator alerts, monitoring the patient’s
clinical outcome. As the UK’s No. 1, EMIS is an independent, large,
financially strong organization.
1181 Trapp Road
St. Paul MN 55121 USA
T: 800-888-8458 F: 651-681-7715
Contact: Dave Sanders
Ergotron’s specialty mounting solutions integrate LCDs, notebooks,
tablet PCs and large displays into patient rooms, emergency and
operating rooms, labs and nurses stations – wherever patient data or
PACS images need to be accessed. Ergotron products deliver point-of-care
software everywhere, improving workflow, increasing accuracy and
enhancing patient care.
6975 Creditview Road, Unit 1
Mississauga ON L5N 8E9
T: 800-263-8716 F: 905-286-5997
Fujitsu offers a full range of document imaging and mobile Tablet PC
products geared for healthcare. Our imaging scanners address needs
from desktop and departmental installations to enterprise-wide
production environments. The entry level Fujitsu ScanSnap converts
paper documents to Adobe PDF files with one button. Our Stylistic
and LifeBook Convertible Tablet PCs enable users to annotate
documents, take handwritten notes and wirelessly share information
110B Hannover Drive, Suite 101
St. Catharines ON L2W 1A4
T: 800-567-5017 F: 905-682-4220
Contact: Wes Stonos
Healthscreen Solutions provides electronic medical records software and
connectivity solutions that promote efficiency, lower practice costs and
improve patient care. The company delivers turnkey solutions that
include software, hardware, networking and connectivity to clinics of
all sizes and specialties.
99 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 218
Toronto ON M6K 3J8
T: 416-538-9898 F: 416-538-7166
Contact: Paul Aiello
Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Educational Seminars, EMR Selection
Services, EMR Project Management, EMR Practice Management, EMR Disaster
Recovery Planning, EMR Privacy and Confidentiality Planning.
Intelerad Medical Systems Inc.
460 Ste-Catherine Street W, Suite 210
Montreal QC H3B 1A7
T: 514-931-6222 F: 514-931-4653
Contact: J.B. Wimbere
Intelerad Medical Systems is a leading PACS provider for radiology clinics
and hospitals. With over 300 PACS installations globally in Australia,
Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and USA, Intelerad has an excellent
record of customer retention and its highly acclaimed IntelePACS and
InteleViewer products are well respected within the industry.
Kodak Canada Inc.
6 Monogram Place, Suite 200
Toronto ON M9R 0A1
T: 800-440-3336 F: 416-760-4487
Kodak Health Group is a premier supplier of Medical Diagnostic Imaging
Products. Kodak Canada Inc. markets and services Kodak Medical Products
including PACS, CR, DR, Mammography, Laser Imagers, Diagnostic X-ray film
and traditional non-digital film handling equipment (film processors).
Konica Minolta – Medical Division
369 Britannia Road E
Mississauga ON L4Z 2H5
T: 905-890-6600 x410
Konica Minolta – Medical Division markets products for use in Medical
Imaging, X-ray film, film processors and accessories. Introducing the
world’s fastest and most unique CR reader – the Dual Bay CR Reader Regius
190. Produces Digital Radiographic imaging of the highest quality fully
DICOM supported. Rated # 1 CR in the world by MD BUYLINE.
Lanier Healthcare Canada
36-980 Adelaide Street S
London ON N6E 1R3
T: 519-649-4880 F: 519-649-2562
Lanier Healthcare Canada (LHCC) is a major Canadian company dedicated to
successful speech recognition solutions. We support implementations
throughout Canada and have become the preferred partner of choice. For
dictation, transcription, speech recognition solutions and outsource
transcription services, please contact LHCC.
1100 Terex Road
Hudson OH 44236 USA
T: 330-650-6506 F: 330-656-4307
Lexi-Comp, Inc. creates clinical reference solutions to provide
point-of-care decision support in key areas, including pharmacology,
drug interactions, and laboratory tests/diagnostic procedures. Our
information is available for PDAs, online, through local intranet
servers, and as web-based datasets. Enterprise licensing for integration
within other applications throughout health systems is available.
Lexmark Canada Inc.
50 Leek Crescent
Richmond Hill ON L4B 4J3
T: 905-763-0560/800-663-7662 F: 905-763-0290
Lexmark makes it easier for businesses and consumers to move information
between the digital and paper worlds. Since its inception in 1991,
Lexmark has become a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of
printing and imaging solutions with offerings ranging from inkjet to
laser, monochrome to colour, and single function to multifunction
technologies. Over 80% of the top healthcare organizations in North
America use Lexmark printing solutions, which seamlessly integrate into
their HIS systems. Lexmark tailors solutions that replace costly
pre-printed forms, minimize errors, speed up the sharing of information
and reduce costs with device consolidation.
4408 94 Street
Edmonton AB T6E 6T7
T: 780-438-3762 F: 780-434-6018
Healthquest practice management and electronic medical record system
provides billing, scheduling, EMR and many additional features. VCUR
2006 certified. Clinics of any size.
8601 RR 2222, Building II
Austin TX 78746 USA
T: 866-MTABLET (866-682-2538) F: 512-637-1199
Contact: Scott Ball
Motion Computing slate tablet PCs are designed to help healthcare
professionals enhance the quality of patient care and improve patient safety
with streamlined clinical workflows and increased clinician mobility and
productivity. Motion customers use tablet PC-enabled EHR, EMR, CPOE, eMAR,
RIS and PACS applications to automate many processes.
National Medical Solutions Inc.
804B 16th Avenue SW
Calgary AB T3H 3R7
T: 877-245-8337 F: 403-245-8749
Contact: Paulette Redley Patterson
National Medical Solutions Inc. (NMS) offers enterprise level EMR and
Practice Management software solutions to Canadian healthcare providers.
NMSClinic software is intuitive and user definable, giving healthcare
professionals the freedom to access pertinent information when they need it.
The NMS software applications can be run in a secure local or ASP managed
Nightingale Informatix Corporation
3760 Fourteenth Avenue, Suite 200
Markham ON L3R 3T7
T: 905-943-2600 F: 905-415-8780
Nightingale Informatix Corporation is one of North America’s fastest
growing healthcare application service providers. Our products are
highly secure, Internet-based solutions designed to help physicians,
practices and healthcare organizations efficiently manage their
operation while increasing patient care. Nightingale products include
electronic health records, scheduling, claims processing, billing,
workflow, laboratory interfaces and transcription.
Nuance Communications Inc.
5399 Eglinton Avenue W, Suite 110
Etobicoke ON M9C 5K6
T: 1-888-471-3463 x4252 F: 1-866-402-6384
Contact: Benjamin Hebb
Nuance Communications Inc. is a market leader in dictation,
transcription and speech recognition solutions. Dragon NaturallySpeaking
and Dictaphone Healthcare Solutions Group offer providers technology to
streamline their dictation patterns and improve overall efficiency of
dictation and transcription through the deployment of speech
Octacom Limited / Bay Area Records
Medical Records Scanning Services
40 Wellington Street N
Hamilton ON L8R 1M8
T: 905-737-0700 F: 905-737-0702
Contact: Daryl Stott
Scanning Conversion and EMR experts, specializing in the successful
conversion of your patient records from paper to electronic format. In
business since 1976.
Optimed Software Corporation
210-1632 Dickson Avenue
Kelowna BC V1Y 7T2
T: 1-866-729-8889 F: 250-979-0069
Optimed’s web accessible clinic management software, Accuro, was
physician designed to adapt to practice workflows and seamlessly
integrate all components. Accuro automates scheduling, communication,
billing, and the use of electronic medical records to increase
efficiency, security, and accuracy in order to elevate the quality of
patient care while optimizing physician profitability.
Philips Medical Systems
281 Hillmount Road
Markham ON L6C 2S3
T: 905-201-4500 F: 905-201-4323
Philips Medical Systems, a global leader in the growing medical
diagnostic industry and electronic healthcare, is committed to
providing innovative technology and services that enable healthcare
providers to achieve clinical excellence – without compromise.
Philips offers a robust portfolio of medical systems. Our product
lines include best-in-class technologies in X-ray, ultrasound,
magnetic resonance, computed tomography, nuclear medicine, PET,
radiation services including training and education, business
consultancy and financial services.
Practice Solutions Software Inc.
2-320 Pinebush Road
Cambridge ON N1T 1Z6
T: 800-361-9151 F: 866-526-7565
We develop software tools for electronic medical records (EMR), billing
and scheduling. Since 1982, our products have been trusted by more than
2,600 doctors at more than 800 medical clinics representing every kind
of practice – solo or group, specialist or family physician.
740 Notre-Dame W, Suite 750
Montreal QC H3C 3X6
T: 800-667-0888 F: 514-355-0481
Contact: Louise Pitre
Purkinje’s Practice Management and Electronic Medical Record suite
provides a seamless integration between all administrative, billing, and
clinical components. Purkinje|Dossier improves clinician and staff
workflow, which increases the quality of care and patient satisfaction.
Purkinje has over 5,000 users in clinics, community health centers,
private practices and hospitals.
Smart Systems for Health Agency
PO Box 148, 777 Bay Street, Suite 701
Toronto ON M5G 2C8
T: 416-586-6500 F: 416-586-4343
SSHA offers Ontario physicians network connectivity services. In
addition, SSHA supplies OntarioMD.ca with information technology
including its portal, e-mail and clinical management system/application
Sony of Canada Ltd.
115 Gordon Baker Road
Toronto ON M2H 3R6
T: 416-495-2982 F: 416-499-8290
Sony offers the latest in medical equipment ranging from monitors,
medical recorders to image archiving and storage. Telemedicine solutions
from Sony enable clinical staff to offer personal advice to patients
without leaving their office; view an X-ray or surgical procedure
without traveling to another hospital; or simply consult a colleague for
a second opinion in another hospital or even another country. Beyond
‘face to face’ consultations, Sony videoconferencing solutions give
students and doctors alike a close-up view of surgical procedures or
teaching presentations, wherever they are.
Talk 2 Me Technology Inc.
20-255 Dundas Street E, Suite 506
Waterdown ON L0R 2H6
T: 800-518-2552 F: 905-689-0090
Contact: Charles Marriott, x320
Canada’s largest distributor of digital dictation and speech recognition
solutions. Products include: Philips, Olympus and Dragon
Talk It Up Technologies Inc.
400 5th Avenue SW, Suite 300
Calgary AB T2P 0L6
Contact: Richard Anderton
Are you overwhelmed with the data input requirements of your new Electronic
Medical Records system? Our speech recognition solutions are guaranteed to
make your life easier and work with virtually any EMR! You simply speak to
your computer to create your clinic notes, referral letters, and e-mail
messages. Call now for a free demonstration & initial consultation.
100 Sheppard Avenue E
Toronto ON M2N 6N5
TELUS Healthcare Solutions support healthcare providers in improving the
delivery of patient care at the hospital, in the community, at home or on
the move. TELUS enables the delivery of critical health information at the
point of care, regardless of distance or location. Health practitioners can
increase access to quality care, improve efficiency, enhance productivity
and foster integrated patient care delivery using TELUS’ infrastructure and
collaboration solutions. TELUS has nearly 2,000 affiliations with
government, regional health authorities, hospitals and medical offices in
Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.
6200 South Syracuse Way, Suite 300
Greenwood Village (Denver) CO 80111-4740 USA
T: 303-486-6400 x6625 F: 303-486-6464
Contact: Michael Buckner (303) 499-4857
Thomson Micromedex delivers evidence-based, peer-reviewed clinical
knowledge solutions that empower healthcare professionals to make better
decisions faster. A comprehensive suite of protocols and interventions
covering drug, toxicology and laboratory information answer questions at
every stage of care, on PDA or Desktop. To reduce medication errors,
Micromedex is the right choice.
Vocera Communications, Inc.
20600 Lazaneo Drive
Cupertino CA 95014 USA
T: 408-790-4100 F: 408-790-4101
Contact: Pierre Normandeau
The Vocera Communications System is a wireless voice communication
system that enhances productivity and teamwork. The System consists of:
the Vocera System Software and the Vocera Communications Badge, a
wearable, voice device that operates over a wLAN. The system allows
clinical staff to instantly speak with the resources they need.
301 Moodie Drive, Suite 106
Ottawa ON K2H 9C4
T: 613-276-0235/ Toll Free: 877-637-9872
Pioneering computer-based transcription solutions for doctors, VoicePC
integrates solutions for health care practitioners that include the
latest in digital dictation/transcription systems, speech recognition
solutions, and in productivity software. By integrating these solutions
with the most recent advances in hardware, including Tablet PCs,
Notebooks and Handhelds, VoicePC provides Turn-Key solutions that
include Training, Service and Support for its clients.
Wolf Medical Systems
5460 152nd Street, Suite 201
Surrey BC V3S 5J9
T: 604-576-6969 F: 604-576-6903
Wolf offers a complete electronic medical record solution for physicians
and healthcare providers. Wolf’s Billing, Scheduling and Clinical
software runs on desktop PCs, laptops and wireless Tablet PCs; it’s
accessible over a secure Internet connection from remote locations. Wolf
can be implemented on-premises or accessed via an applications service
1550 Enterprise Road
Mississauga ON L4W 4P4
T: 905-670-1225 F: 905-670-1344
xwave’s Clinical Management System (CMS) brings together best-in-class
electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) software
from GE Healthcare. It is available to physicians in an affordable
easy-to-adopt application service provider (ASP) format, and includes
comprehensive site assessment, training, change management support, and
7x24 help desk service.
York-Med Systems Inc.
110-38 Leek Crescent
Richmond Hill ON L4B 4N8
T: 905-695-3454 / 1-800-463-0595
Ontario’s leading provider of Billing/Scheduling and Electronic Medical
Record Solutions. With over 25 years of experience focused solely in
Ontario and two Certified Solutions, York-Med is your one-stop shop for
all your computerization needs. Trusted partner with over 5,000 billing
clients and 1,800 EMR users. Medical Desktop, Purkinje|Dossier, MDe.
Xerox Canada Ltd.
5650 Yonge Street
Toronto ON M2M 4G7
Contact: Tara Allingham/Tara Smith
We provide a myriad of products, services, and solutions enabling healthcare
professionals to work smarter. From coping with pages and pages of hard copy
medical records, to sharing routine lab work results, or even achieving
governing body accreditation, Xerox can help you to save money, reduce
hassle and save time. •
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